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The tag 'Hirohito' is associated with 13 posts.

FTR #813 Return of the Rising Sun, Part 3

Grandson of the Japanese war criminal who signed that country’s declaration of war against the U.S., Shinzo Abe is following in the footsteps of Nobosuke Kishi (his grandfather), as well as those of Kishi’s associates in Japan’s expansionist empire. Revising school textbooks about World War II, passing a new secrecy law, instituting greater state control of news media, dramatically increasing defense spending while moving to alter the constitution to permit a more militaristic agenda, Abe is turning back the Japanese historical and political clock. Japanese government officials are openly sanctioning anti-Korean racism and networking with organizations that promote that doctrine. Several members of Abe’s government network with Japanese neo-Nazis. Vice-Prime Minister Taro Aso is a longtime admirer of Nazi political strategy and advocates using the Nazi method for seizing power to sneak constitutional change past the Japanese public.


FTR #600 The Axis Revisited: Changing the Past and Controlling the Present

Recorded June 10, 2007 REALAUDIO MP3: Side 1 | Side 2 Introduction: Analyzing the ongoing influence of fascism in Germany’s Axis partners (Japan and Italy), the program illustrates that, as novelist William Faulkner said: “The past is never dead and buried. It isn’t even past.” Beginning with the acquittal of the accused murderers of former […]


FTR #584 Rewriting History

Listen: MP3 Side 1 | Side 2 REALAUDIO Introduction: In Mein Kampf (his autobiography and political manifesto), Adolph Hitler spoke of the big lie: “Most people tell little lies. They would be ashamed to tell big ones. They would never credit others with such great impudence as the complete reversal of facts. Even explanations would long […]


FTR #580 “The Jews of Asia” — The Sook Ching Massacres and their Significance for Today

In Asian countries, the prosperous, educated Chinese minorities endure an often lethal persecution similar to that endured by the Jews of Europe. The Japanese used this dynamic to perpetrate the “Sook Ching Massacres” during World War II.


FTR #551 Moonlighting

Sushi industry domination in the United States by True World Group—a Moon proprietary


Gold Warriors

America’s Secret Recovery of Yamashita’s Gold, by Sterling & Peggy Seagrave


The Rape of Nanking

by Iris Chang; In December 1937, the Japanese army systematically raped, tortured, and murdered more than 300,000 Chinese civilians.


FTR #509 The Death of Iris Chang

At the time of her death, Iris Chang was researching a book chronicling the experiences of survivors of the Bataan Death March.


FTR #501 Norbert Schlei and the Strange Case of the “57’s”

Norbert Schlei, former assistant attorney general under JFK, attempted to redeem Japanese government bonds issued against the M-Fund, a slush fund from Japanese loot from WWII.


Miscellaneous Archive Shows M1—M30

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